CHRISTIAAN  DE  JONG

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composer,  flutist, guitarist, improviser, conductor

Christiaan de Jong is an allround composer / guitarist / flutist with experience in playing all kinds of music, from authentique barroque to tango, from flamenco to contemporary composed and improvised music and jazz. He is based in Barcelona and Amsterdam.

He composed music for one instrument solo with or without electronics, up to chambermusic,   orchestral works and music for big band, dance projects and theatre or his own "animated scores". He composed for: Ralph van Raat, Harry Sparnaay, Orkest De Volharding, Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Duo M. Koene & S. Gerritsen, Duo W. Hijmans & A. McMichael,   Barcelona Percussion Group,  Marcel Worms, Trio Arbos, and many more. He performed concerts playing his own music with M. Stockhausen, Jorrit Dijkstra, R. Massari,   Michael Svoboda, Frances Marie Uitti, R. Dick, H. Sparnaay, Garth Knox, W. Wierbos  and many other fine musicians..

De Jong started out as a classical guitar player, studied later flute and added the electric guitar and now uses those instruments in both jazz and chamber music settings. The electric guitar can have an almost classical sound  but extend to the most extreme heavy metal sounds quite easily. He likes to mix improvisational elements and very defined composed parts and often uses electronic backgrounds as well. Since 2011 he concentrates mainly on playing the amplified classical guitar, developing a highly personal style, combining all the styles, which he previously has played. He likes less formal presentations and plays the solo guitar music where ever it finds its way to the audience; guitar festivals, jazz clubs, concert halls, market places, parks and mixes easily avant-garde music with  romantic classical repertoire or flamenco or jazz standards.

He conducted many professional and youth orchestras, involving written music and improvisation. He founded various ensembles like Trio Sekwenza, Ensemble Barcelona Nova Musica  ,  Intelligent Sound Ensembe and  Globus Ensemble
 

He is founder and director of Projecte Internacional d'Influčncies Musicals in Spain  and Stichting Gooi en Vecht Muziek in Holland 

He teaches the guitar, flute and composition in Weesp, Barcelona and online all over the world.

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